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A record breaking year

A record number of DMA members in the west and Wales region have applied to be DMA Awards judges this year, so a big thank you for your interest and support! Let’s make it a record year for entries and winners from our region too, but you’ll need to be quick because the deadline for entries is Friday 20 September. For more information visit

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Creative Club – Cardiff, Wednesday 2 October 2019

October’s Creative Club crosses the Severn Bridge into Wales and will focus on the challenges of branding in the digital age. Spindogs’ Head of Design Matt Gadd and Daniel Lewis, Direct and Digital Marketing Director will explain exactly why branding is so important and what you need to do to stand out from the crowd. You’ll also hear from Beth Meade, Head of Digital and Brand, Wales Millennium Centre, who’ll provide insight on the challenges of bilingual branding in Wales and how the arts centre has successfully established itself as an international brand since it opened in Cardiff Bay 15 years ago. Gweld chi yno:

Legal Update – Birmingham, Tuesday 12 November 2019

Hear the latest legislative news and put your questions to the industry experts at our first legal update event in the midlands. It’s taking place at Wesleyan Assurance in central Birmingham on 12 November, so stay informed and book your free place today:

Door Drops Nuts and Bolts – Bath, Tuesday 19 November 2019

How do you create a successful and exciting door drop campaign? That is the question, and something this event will deep dive into. We’ll be kicking things off with Mark Davies, Managing Director, Whistl, who’ll provide an introduction into door drops. You’ll then receive an overview on door drops, targeting, GDPR, and JICMAIL from Nick Brown, Sales Director, Newsquest Direct. Dragonfly and People’s Postcode Lottery will present a case study on exciting door drop campaigns, and Ben Briggs, Media Director, EDIT, will take you through integrated planning for door drops. So come to Bath and knock at our door:

It’s also good to know:

The DMA’s annual Fresh Blood event returns to Bristol on 20 November when we’ll be throwing open the doors to our industry and inviting in the next generation of talent. Now in its fifth successful year, we’ll also be taking the event to Cardiff early in 2020.

Best wishes,

Andrew Buffrey, community manager, DMA west and Wales

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